Benediction, 6 April 1841

The architects then, by direction  of the First Presidency, lowered the first  (S. E. corner) stone to its place, and  Pres’t. Joseph Smith pronounced the  benediction as follows, “This principal  corner stone, in representation of the  First Presidency, is now duly laid in  honor of the great God; and may it  there remain until the whole fabric is  completed; and may the same be ac complished speedily; that the Saints  may have a place to worship God, and  the Son of Man have where to lay his  head.” [p. 376]
JS, Benediction, Nauvoo, IL, 6 Apr. 1841; in Times and Seasons, 15 Apr. 1841, 2:376.